Recipe Rave Review: Fruit Cross-obler
When my non-bio sis KK shot me a Pin for a Blueberry Croissant Puff, she knew I would happily fufill all of her gluten dreams (she can't do gluten, but oh boy can I). I immediately followed the pin back to the oh so tasty blog, The Girl Who Ate Everything. Not only was I in love with name (I too feel like I am a girl who eats everything...well all the meatless of course), I knew this was a recipe I just had to whip up for my TH and our weekend at home.
The recipe called for:
- 3 large croissants, cut up (about 5 to 5 1/2 cups, I used those monsters from Costco)
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (I used an organic fruit blend I already had on hand)
- 1 package (8oz) softened cream cheese
- 2/3 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup milk
I put the softened cream cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla in a bowl, grabbed my hand mixer and beat it all together. As instructed, I gradually added the milk and continued to beat with each addition.
Once the creamy concoction was ready, I evenly spread it across my croissants and fruit.
As I let it stand for 20 minutes, I preheated my oven to 350 degrees and waited excitedly to pop it in the oven, it smelled heavenly already! Once 20 minutes had passed, I placed it in the oven and set the timer for 45 minutes. When I went to check, it was not quite set in the center so I let it cook for an additional ten minutes. When I checked it again, it still had a bit longer to go, but since the croissant tops were oh so perfectly golden brown, I took "The Girl's" advice, and covered it with foil. Just 5 minutes later, it was firm in the center and ready to cool.
As I took it out of the oven, I decided to sprinkle a little brown sugar over the top to make it cobbler-esque; hence my own take on the name. I waited impatiently until it wouldn't burn my mouth and cut a piece for my TH and myself to try.
It was divine! I little spongey, but in a delightful way. It was a perfect blend of sweet yet rich and buttery. This is a perfect dish to bring to a weekend brunch or to fill a sweet tooth at in the evening. Between how easy it was and how good it tasted, I don't know which was better!
Do you have any great twists to add to a breakfast goody like croissants? Thank you again to The Girl Who Ate Everything, can't wait to try another one of your tasty recipes soon!